Dr. Shanell Larice McGoy, of Peoria, Ill., and Dr. Terry M. Powers Jr., of Colbert, Ga., were married on October 8, 2016.
The bride is the daughter of Sheila A. Jacobs McGoy, of Peoria, Ill., and Cornell McGoy, of Cairo, Ill. Dr. McGoy is a graduate of Dunlap High School, Dunlap, Ill.; Spelman College, Atlanta, Ga.; University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health; Southern Illinois University Carbondale; and Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga. She is currently employed as a public health administrator.
The groom is the son of Terry M. Powers Sr. and Genell Gantt Powers, both of Colbert, Ga. Dr. Powers is a graduate of Clarke Central High School, Athens, Ga.; Claflin University, Orangeburg, S.C.; and University of Louisville School of Dentistry, Louisville, Ky. He is currently employed as a dentist.
The wedding ceremony was held at Bethel United Methodist Church, Peoria, Ill., with the Rev. Samuel T. Duren officiating. The ceremony was attended by 170 guests and began with praise and worship by a gospel choir. A reception followed at the Peoria Civic Center with music by a live band and DJ Tecumseh "Teck $" Holmes.
The bride was attended by Angela McGoy Byers, Damarius Dixon Blanks, Jasmine Kenney, Soncia Coleman, Dr. Tnonealyer Powers Bowie, and Dr. Yurandol Powers as bridesmaids. Aziah Bowie and JaLei Byers served as flower girls.
The groom was attended by his friend, Johnnie Miller Jr., of Jacksonville, Fla., and his nephew, Brandon T. Powers, of Stafford, Va., as Best Men. Serving as groomsmen were Kevin King, Kendrick Hammond, Harry Jenkins, and Dr. Ralph Kimbrough. Brayden Byers and Darius J. Green Jr. served as ring bearers, and Larry E. and Gregory M. Burnett served as ushers.
The wedding colors were wine, purple, orange and champagne. The bride wore a lace fit-and-flare, long-sleeved Berta gown with a keyhole back and a plunging V-neckline accented by a beaded belt with a petite rhinestone bow. The bridesmaids wore an A-line convertible Morilee dress in wine, with a garnet flower brooch.
The newlyweds spent their honeymoon in Qatar and the Maldives.